To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, October 2, 2022

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Charity Versus Panhandling

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BY FROMA HARROP I’m paying up at this discount store, and the nice woman at the cash register asks me something like, “Do you want to support a program to help homeless teenagers get drug counseling?” “Suppose I don’t” is the thought never uttered. Instead, I say, “No, thank you” or, less forthrightly, “Not today.” […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.